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WELCOME BACK TO OUR BLOG! We are oh so happy and excited to have you here and we hope you are just as excited to read about one of our cherished 2020 elopement couples!! This is… Jacki + Sam’s West Lafayette Indiana Elopement.
Way back in October, which seems like forever ago in 2020 time, we had the privilege and honor to capture the intimate elopement of those two insanely cool human beings!
COLLEGE! Some of the best years for most people out there and it certainly sounds like it had a lot in store for these two. They met as tiny, baby freshman when they were on an extra-curricular team together! After that, they stayed pretty casual acquaintances and when they were seniors, THAT is when they started dating! 🙂 They actually had met in high school… but neither of them knew that! HA! Sam and Jacki both participated in FIRST Robotics teams. Apparently, it is a tradition within FIRST teams to exchange team t-shirts with other schools.
When Jacki was a freshman in college she noticed a boy wearing a shirt she most definitely recognized… “My excitement was enough to get over my general fear of talking to strangers, so I asked him if he was on that team. Turns out, no. He had exchanged with someone else.” Dang. Imagine her disappointment?! But then Sam turned to her and said, “Oh, but I do know you.”
Turns out, he knew someone that had been on Jacki’s high school team and they knew Sam and Jacki would be attending the same college! Wow! Sometimes we all need a little reminder just how SMALL this world is, right?!!! Although this person had mentioned this fact to Sam, they never actually linked them up ;(
Jacki tells us she just keeping thinking, “THIS IS SO STRANGE!” At the end of the day, Jacki’s quick, couple seconds of bravery where she walked up to a strange boy with a shirt she recognized and had a conversation with worked out pretty dang well in their favor- if we do say so!
After four exciting years together, these two reached out to us as they were ready for the next step… ELOPING!!!! What sealed the deal? Well we actually asked them and here is what they had to say…
“What I love most about Jacki is how endlessly thoughtful and considerate she is. Sitting with her and talking through an idea, I am always in awe of her creativity and how she leaves no stone unturned. Whether it is related to work, politics, research, or relationships, she knows how to be mindful of every party and can empathize with people of any background. As a partner, this manifests in small ways like checking with me that I will be comfortable watching something she knows might be tough for me, but it also manifests in big ways.”
“Sam is a bit of a contradiction. He’s very principled and has some very strong opinions about right and wrong. But he asks deep questions, does his research, forms ideas carefully, and isn’t afraid to change his mind with new information. I always trust his read on a situation.Sam’s also one of the most caring and considerate people that I’ve ever had the fortune of being around. He makes my coffee every morning.”
These two eloped in Indiana’s very own, Samara house! It is absolutely extraordinary and compliments these two and their uniqueness so perfectly. The John and Catherine Christian House, more commonly known as the SAMARA house is one of the most complete Frank Lloyd Wright Homes in the entire United States. Jacki and Sam’s pup, Fitzgerald, was also able to make a cameo in their West Lafayette, Indiana Elopement which made the dog lover in Bryt and I ECSTATIC! We loved hanging out with that little Pug!
Keep your scrolling to see all of the jaw dropping moments captured from Jacki and Sam’s West Lafayette, Indiana Elopement!
HOW EPIC ARE THOSE PICTURES?! LIKE COME ONNNN NOW! We had an absolute blast creating actual, visual magic with Jacki and Sam and we hope you had just as much fun reading all about them! To see more pictures from another 2020 elopement we did, click here!
Sam + Bryt